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“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey places in SFPA Elgin Award

Mayapple Press is proud to note that “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been awarded runner-up for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Elgin Award.

The Elgin Awards, named for SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, are presented annually by SFPA for books published in the preceding two years in two categories, Chapbook and Book. “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” was honored in the Book category. All members of the SFPA were eligible to vote for the Award. The winner was “Crowned: The Sign Of The Dragon Book 1” by Mary Soon Lee (Dark Renaissance Books).

You can get your copy of “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey here

Two Mayapple Press books honored in Hoffer and Montaigne Awards

Mayapple Press is pleased to say that two of our books have been honored in the Eric Hoffer and Montaigne Medal Awards.

What Snakes Want by Kita Shantiris was shortlisted for the Eric Hoffer Award. The eventual winner was The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off), by Teresa Jordan, published by Counterpoint Press. The shortlist is here. Congratulations to Kita for the august company in which she finds herself!

Kita was also awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the poetry section.

The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey was shortlisted for the Montaigne Medal. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the Montaigne Medal to the most thought-provoking books. These are books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as William Shakespeare,

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“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey named SFPA Elgin Award candidate

The Robot Scientists Daughter front cover

Mayapple Press is very pleased to note that The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been named as a candidate for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s 2016 Elgin Award.

Members of the Association will vote on the candidates. Nominations will be open until May 15th.

The full listing of the candidates can be found here. Jeannine is in fine company. Or perhaps it’s the other way around, they are in fine company with her! We wish Jeannine good luck with the ballot. The Robot Scientist’s Daughter is a remarkable work and one deserving of wide recognition.

“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey added to Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot

The Robot Scientists Daughter front cover

Mayapple Press is very pleased to note that The Robot Scientist’s Daughter by Jeannine Hall Gailey has been added to the preliminary ballot of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award. Gailey’s book is listed as a “Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection”.

Active and Lifetime members of the Association will vote on the Preliminary Ballot. Voting will close on February 15th. Nominees will be announced February 23rd and winners announced on May 14 at the annual StokerCon in Las Vegas.

The full listing of the Preliminary Ballot can be found here. Jeannine is in fine company. Or perhaps it’s the other way around, they are in fine company with her! We wish Jeannine good luck with the ballot. The Robot Scientist’s Daughter is a remarkable work and one deserving of wide recognition.

Jeannine Hall Gailey’s “Robot Scientist’s Daughter” makes the Goodreads Choice Awards semifinal – Please go vote for it!

Jeannine Hall Gailey - The Robot Scientist's Daughter nominated for Goodreads Choice Award semifinal

Mayapple Press is pleased to announce that Jeannine Hall Gailey’s The Robot Scientist’s Daughter has been nominated to the semi-finals of the Goodreads Choice award in the poetry category.

The voting page is here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2015 (It you’re not signed in to Goodreads, that page will ask you to do so first. If you’re not a member yet the sign-up is easy)

The Goodreads Choice Awards semi-final voting lasts until November 15th, so please go over there and vote! Voting for the semi-final yields 10 nominees in each category. The final round starts on the 17th of November.

Vote here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-poetry-books-2015 (sign in if you need to)
And the book’s own page at Goodreads is here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23526332-the-robot-scientist-s-daughter
Details about the Goodreads Choice Awards competition are here: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/579-semifinals-have-begun-second-chance-to-vote-in-the-2015-goodreads-choic
The book’s own page at Mayapple is here: http://mayapplepress.com/the-robot-scientists-daughter-jeannine-hall-gailey/

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Mayapple Press author Jeannine Hall Gailey reads – May 13th. – Seattle WA

Jeanine Hall Gailey - Author of "The Robot Scientist's Daugther"


Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, will read on Wednesday May 13th in Seattle. The event is part of the Beacon Bards Series, sponsored by Beacon Arts.

What: Beacon Bards Reading
Who: Jeannine Hall Gailey (author of “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter”)
Date: May 13th 2015
When 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Station, 2533 16th Ave., South Seattle, WA 98144 USA
Cost: Free

Jeannine will be joined at the reading by Nance van Winckel

Beacon Arts sponsors Beacon Bards, a monthly poetry reading series featuring talented local poets. Readings begin at 7 p.m. at The Station Coffee Shop, a cafe in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, located at 2533 16th Avenue South, between Bayview and Lander Streets. There is no cover charge, so please enjoy a latte or a glass of wine (cash only) to support our generous hosts! For further information, contact Billie Swift, Beacon Bards Poetry Reading Series co-curator, at bswift@gmail.com

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Mayapple author Jeannine Hall Gailey “officially” launches “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” today!

Jeanine Hall Gailey - Author of "The Robot Scientist's Daugther"



The Robot Scientist’s Daughter
has been available for a little while but now it’s time for the book’s “official” launch in Jeannine’s home town, Seattle.

The event is this evening, April 16 at 7 PM at the Jack Straw Cultural Center.

The full address is: 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105 (Map)

Please come by and say hello to Jeannine. She’ll be happy to sign your copy of the book. If you don’t already have your copy, she’ll happily sell you one.

The Robot Scientist’s Daughter is getting a lot of praise from reviewers. Come and hear why.

Kelli Russell Agodon will be the opening reader.

http://www.jackstraw.org/programs/writers/WritersForum/index.html#events

This reading is sponsored by Poets & Writers and Jack Straw Productions.

Mayapple author Jeannine Hall Gailey to read – March 15th, Bainbridge Island, WA



Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of

“The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” is out now! – Reviews are coming in…

The Robot Scientists Daughter front cover

Today marks the official release of Jeannine Hall Gailey’s The Robot Scientist’s Daughter. Mayapple Press is proud to have published this fascinating book and we are happy that other respected voices in the literary field agree with us. It’s a pretty special work.

…her most haunting and masterful book yet

is the conclusion arrived at by Mary McMyne, reviewing The Robot Scientist’s Daughter at TheRumpus.net

… not only a story, but a delicate, balanced meditation on truth, family, nature, and power.

writes Donna Vyrreyer, reviewing The Robot Scientist’s Daughter in Poetry International

There are more reviews coming and we’re confident they will be just as interesting as these. In fact, here are a couple of others:
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Mayapple author Jeannine Hall Gailey interviewed

Jeanine Hall Gailey - Author of "The Robot Scientist's Daugther"

In March of 2015, Mayapple Press will publish “The Robot Scientist’s Daughter” by Jeannine Hall Gailey. As a matter of fact, we are taking advance orders for it now.

Of course, this is not Jeannine’s first rodeo. She has written several books and she talks with Geosi Gyasi about them in a recent interview. While the piece is pegged to her most recent book, Unexplained Fevers, Jeannine also explores her training and her creative process.

Read Jeannine’s interview with Geosi here.